Students Say

With “an excellent reputation and a huge selection of courses” as well as “a world-class city” to call home, the University of Toronto “provides expert knowledge in every field” to its 50,000-plus undergraduates and nearly 11,000 graduate students. True, it can be “hard to relate to the instructors given that the class sizes are so huge,” and those looking for an intimate and supportive academic environment might not find a good fit at U of T. “The general attitude is one of professionalism and very little mercy [here].”

Overview

Applicants
67,955
Acceptance Rate
69%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

With “an excellent reputation and a huge selection of courses” as well as “a world-class city” to call home, the University of Toronto “provides expert knowledge in every field” to its 50,000-plus undergraduates and nearly 11,000 graduate students. True, it can be “hard to relate to the instructors given that the class sizes are so huge,” and those looking for an intimate and supportive academic environment might not find a good fit at U of T. “The general attitude is one of professionalism and very little mercy [here].” Still, self-starters will find the limitless opportunities outweigh the drawbacks. As one student puts it, “Most of the professors are premier representatives of their respective industries.” Another adds, “The fact that you are learning from Nobel Prize winners in a city full of adventures is unbeatable.” “Excellent research facilities” are among the other assets here. The school also capitalizes on its location in the center of Toronto: “The city and the university draw on each other in a variety of ways—clinical opportunities and research flow in both directions.” On top of that, industrious undergrads tell us, “The libraries and other research facilities here are excellent and contribute much to the overall academic experience.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
10,650
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
American History
American Literature
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Archeology
Architecture
Art History
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Canadian Studies
Caribbean Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Criminology
East Asian Studies
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
European History
Film
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
German
Government
Hebrew
History
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Relations
International Studies
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Kinesiology
Korean
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Library Science
Linguistics
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Mineral Engineering
Modern Greek
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Museum Studies
Music History
Neuroscience
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Peace Studies
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Planetary Science
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Social Work
South Asian Studies
Speech Pathology
Statistics
Sustainable Resource Management
Theatre
Toxicology
Urban Planning
Urban Studies
Voice
Women's Studies
Zoology

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Opportunities at School

Coop

Prominent Alumni


Margaret Atwood
Author

John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist

Donald Sutherland
Actor

Norman Jewison
Movie Director

Lorne Michaels
Director,Saturday Night Live

Roberta Bondar
Astronaut

Jeffrey Skoll
Co-founder, E-Bay

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
64
Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
U.S. citizens can apply for financial assistance from the U.S. William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The University of Toronto is a recognized post-secondary institution for Federal Direct Loans (PLUS/Subsidized/Unsubsidized). Education Savings Plans and US Federal Education Tax credits are also applicable. Complete details can be found at www.uoft.me/admissionreq. To obtain a study permit, international students must demonstrate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada that they have sufficient resources to cover tuition and expenses for at least one year of university.

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

At this large public school, the demographics on campus reflect those of surrounding Toronto, “one of the most diverse cities around.” As one junior puts it, “It can be said that all students here have in common an excellent academic record prior to university. Beyond that, anything goes: There are huge variances in race, religion, sexual orientation, academic focus, postgraduate aspirations, socioeconomic background, disability, nationality, athleticism, and community involvement.” A freshman chimes in, “On my floor alone there are kids from at least ten different countries and, even with the different cultures, we have blended together to make a big family.” Most students say it’s relatively easy to find a social group among like-minded individuals, despite the school’s impressive size and diversity. According to one senior, “Most students will find a niche where they feel comfortable; there’s a place for everyone.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
64,970
Out of State
8%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
166

Demographics

56% female
44% male
8% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

When they aren’t hitting the books, University of Toronto students enjoy life in “one of the coolest cities in North America” where “there’s always something new happening: the Toronto International Film Festival, skating in Nathan Phillips Square, etc.” Students benefit from the fact that “the Royal Ontario Museum is on campus, a ton of pubs and art galleries are within walking distance, and a nightlife to suit just about any type of person” can be found in Toronto. When it comes to campus life, many students feel the school’s spirit and unity is negatively affected by the large number of commuter students. “Off-campus students, of whom there are many, rarely participate in extracurricular activities,” one student complains, “Interest in varsity sports is just pathetic” among all undergraduates. Others focus on the positives, pointing out the social and recreational opportunities available to those willing to look. A junior says, “Getting involved here takes some research in terms of navigating the 300 clubs and endless academic/research opportunities, but once I did some searching, I found several places where I fit in well and have fun.” For those who live on campus, sororities and fraternities help nurture social bonds, and “most of the residential colleges have tons of events, from campus-wide capture the flag [games] to movie nights” or “intramural sports.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
67
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
71

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
49

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Varsity Blues)
23 Sports

Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Curling
Fencing
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Mountain Biking
Rugby
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Varsity Blues)
21 Sports

Badminton
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Curling
Fencing
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Mountain Biking
Rugby
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jennifer Birchwood
Manager, On-Campus Recruitment

Address
Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre
25 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Phone
416-978-5000


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hart House
The Athletic Centre
Justine Barnike Gallery
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Convocation Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Eaton Centre
Harbourfront

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 11am, 2pm; Sat. and Sun 11am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Toronto Transit Commission's buses and subways have stops near each of U of T's three campuses. A bus is available into Toronto from Pearson International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The University of Toronto's St. George campus is in the heart of downtown Toronto, right beside the Parliament Buildings at the top of University Avenue.

Local Accommodations
There are many nearby hotels ranging in price from moderate to expensive; Quality Inn, Howard Johnson, Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Four Seasons. Each campus has local accommodations.
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Key Stats

67,955
Applicants
64,970
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists